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Metropopular


Published 2001


Metropopular is an animated short film about what the cities of America would say to one another if they could talk. Frantic about a popularity contest in which these cities are competing, they jockey for top position while arguing between themselves. Highlighting their separate personalities, each city had his or her own reason why they should be ''America's favorite city.''


Run time 0:06:30
Producer Jason Heapy, Laura Lockwood
Production Company PDI/DreamWorks
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information marketing@pdi.com<BR>www.pdi.com<BR>3101 Park Boulevard<BR><BR>Palo Alto, CA 94306<BR>United States<BR>650-846-8100<BR>Fax: 650-320-2895


Credits

Executive Producer - Julie Haddon; Editing - Greg Snyder & John Dorst; Sound Design - Colin O'Neill; Job TD - Marty Sixkiller; Film Technician - John Hanashiro; Marketing/Publicity - Kelly Brown & Amy Krider

Reviews

Reviewer: BenjaminS.T. - - February 12, 2014
Subject: Metropopular animation video
Three stars.
Reviewer: Meatpies - - June 16, 2011
Subject: Why am I JUST seeing this?
Oh my, I'm still laughing!

"I HAD A TEA PARTY!! DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE A TEA PARTY???"

Once I saw this, I had to pass the link to some friends who also were in need of a good laugh.

THANK YOU for uploading this!
Reviewer: mr_loophead - - July 20, 2007
Subject: whoa!
hahah good stuff! very enjoyable.
Reviewer: c.larson - - April 4, 2007
Subject: So right on, but one thing
I love it. Just heard about the video via a link from the planning e-newsletter Planetizen and I gotta say, you've got it just about right. But lets not forget, while I type this review in the shadow of Jefferson's Rotunda, that Charlottesville has been rated the "Best Place to Live" by many obscure and somewhat-noteworthy publications. Just please don't tell the aliens about Monticello. ;)
Reviewer: kareneliot - - November 16, 2005
Subject: INSTANT CLASSIC!!
I love the ending.
Reviewer: bikefilms - - October 12, 2005
Subject: Funny!
Creative syle kept me interested
Reviewer: jdvorak - - May 22, 2005
Subject: right on the button!
wow. hilarious take on the national cities. great humor and wonderful animation style. great job all around.
Reviewer: radius - - April 7, 2005
Subject: You have to know the stereotypes
As a Non-North American I couldn't quite get all of the stereotypes presented in the picture. Only some of the cities gave me a clue about specific peculiarities attributed to its citizens.

Being thus that ignorant, I could lean back and concentrate on the overall artistic quality of the movie. Although I can't refrain from admitting that some parts are quite funny, there is a bit too much shouting involved... The "characters" are childish and as though a part of a loud tv show of minor quality.

The amination is acceptable.

The conclusion OK.
Reviewer: Arensky - - January 17, 2005
Subject: A Hoot
If only this film as a little bit longer -- say an hour or so. :-) I found myself chuckling all the way through it. The stereotypes are perfect. The voices of the cities are great. The animation is flawless. There is very little -- if anything -- to dislike about this picture.
Reviewer: PrezKennedy - - August 4, 2004
Subject: Hilarious
This movie gets the stereotypes down just right. They could have easily made it a bit longer by adding a couple more cities like Baltimore, Chicago or Seattle and their distinctive traits.
Reviewer: Melkor - - June 6, 2003
Subject: If only they could talk
Humorus view of the stereotypes spoken by the cities where they are thought to exist.
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